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The black death

Author: Joseph Patrick Byrne
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Series: Greenwood guides to historic events of the medieval world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the plague that wiped out much of medieval Europe; discussing its impact on society, medicine, culture, and the individual. An ideal introduction and guide to the greatest natural disaster to ever curse humanity, replete with illustrations, biographical sketches, and primary documents. Presents medieval and modern perspectives of this disturbing, yet fascinating tragic historical episode.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Byrne, Joseph Patrick.
Black death.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004043640
(OCoLC)54407618
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Patrick Byrne
ISBN: 9781429472944 1429472944 031306122X 9780313061226 0313324921 9780313324925
OCLC Number: 145555072
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 231 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Preliminaries; CONTENTS; Series Foreword; Chronology; Chapter 1 Overview Plague in the Middle Ages; Chapter 2 The Black Death and Modern Medicine; Chapter 3 The Black Death and Medieval Medicine; Chapter 4 Effects of the Black Death on European Society; Chapter 5 Psychosocial Reactions to the Black Death; Chapter 6 European Art and the Black Death; Chapter 7 Individual and Civic Responses in Cairo and Florence; Chapter 8 Epilogue: The End of the Black Death and Its Continuing Fascination; Biographies; Primary Documents; Glossary; Annotated Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Greenwood guides to historic events of the medieval world.
Responsibility: Joseph P. Byrne.

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